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Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can I have a denture after my teeth are taken out?

Usually dentures can be fitted straight after your teeth have been removed. These are called 'immediate dentures'. You visit the dentist beforehand for them to take measurements and impressions of your mouth. With immediate dentures you don't have to be without teeth while your gums are healing. However, bone and gums can shrink over time, especially during the first six months after your teeth have been taken out. If your gums shrink, your immediate dentures may need relining, adjusting or even replacing. Your dentist will be able to discuss this with you. Sometimes your dentist may advise you to wait until your gums are healed before having your dentures, as this can sometimes provide a better fit. Healing may take several months.

Why bother with dentures?

Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance. A complete or full denture replaces the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person appear older and reduce their ability to eat and speak. People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence.

What are dentures made of?

The base of a denture is called a plate and can be made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth. This is especially important in the case of partial dentures.

Will dentures make me look different?

Dentures can be made to closely match your natural teeth so that your appearance hardly changes. Modern dentures may even improve the look of your smile and help fill out the appearance of your face.

Will dentures change how I speak?

Pronouncing certain words may require practice. Reading out loud and repeating difficult words will help.

If you find that your dentures occasionally slip when you laugh, cough or smile, reposition the denture by gently biting down and swallowing. If this continues consult your dentist.

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If you've lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, we at De-ientes can replace your missing teeth and your smile.

Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You'll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.


An acrylic denture is made from high impact, light weight acrylic to replace missing teeth. It is finished and polished to a very high standard. Hard wearing, fracture resistant teeth are used which are long lasting. A great emphasis is placed on reproducing the natural smile.

Chrome Cobalt

Light weight, secure, long lasting, durable, better speech, and taste sensation. The alloy used is a precious metal alloy; there is no tarnish or corrosion.


Sunflex Acrylic is virtually invisible, unbreakable, metal-free, lightweight, and incredibly comfortable. Advantages include:

  • No metal clasps — only tissue-colored clasps that blend with gums
  • More stain-resistant than other flexible partial dentures
  • Has the perfect degree of flexibility
  • Teeth and clasps can be added to your partial at a later time
  • Can be repaired, if necessary
  • Will not warp or become brittle
  • Ideal for patients considering a removable partial without metal
  • Perfect for patients that are allergic to monomer

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Sunflex & Chrome Cobalt

This denture is a combination using the best qualities of Chrome Cobalt and Sunflex Acrylic.


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